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of the year. 2012 is an important year for north korea. they want to commemorate the birth of kim jong-un and the death of kim jong-il. as far as they are concerned they say it was a success but we have to wait for confirmation. >> we had less than success for them in april when their similar launch actually broke apart. many said that was rather embarrassing for the administration in north korea. but this is pretty soon after that to have a successful launch. is there some concern there is another country out there helping north korea to get this technology to work? >> certainly there is that concern and there have been many reports and plenty of speculation about who might be helping north cia korea in their technology. of course it is almost impossible to get information out of north korea. it is an incredibly isolated, closed regime. the information officially we get from that country is through its state-run media. so nothing gets out of north korea unless it is choreographed through k cna, the state-run news agency and the state-run television and it is highly choreographed and m
young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has been unable to do. >> by choice, actually. >> they haven't launched a satellite into orbit. >> south korea has not. this will undoubtedly spur competition with south korea. you'll see that. you'll probably see south korea respond with more batteries and japan will probably already do that. you have heard that we need to spend more. we spend $10 million a year already on a missile system. it has international ramifications that are going to destabilize. this is why the security council is condemning the move. >> so how much of a real threat to the united states, whether hawaii or the west coast, is this? >> we are not threatened any more today than we were yesterday. let me give you one example. iran put a satellite in orbit in 2009.
't likely to matter to north korea's new, young leader. kim jong un, who appears to be following in his father's foot accepts even dodged calls on this launch. chris lawrence is following this at the pentagon. chris, if you can tell us a little bit about the launch. it might seem surprising, but was it really surprising given the history we have with these leaders? >> reporter: it was only a surprise, ashley, that it happened last night. they knew this was going to take place, but when north korea asked to extend the launch window to the end of the year, most thought it would come next week at the earliest. i just spoke with a u.s. official who confirms that the object that north korea launched is still in orbit right now, and they're doing their final calculations to determine whether or not it was, indeed, a satellite as north korea claimed. but bottom line, their rocket did go through all three stages, which is a significant jump in technology for them. >> so does this, chris, tell us much about how close north korea is from being able to launch long-range missiles capable of deliver
of kim jong-il was a tribute the old gray coat that the dear leader sport fefed forr a decade. how the par can tells a tearful emotion-charmed story. >> the parka, a symbol of kim jong-il's patriotism will be remembered forever by the corinne people.
on a north korean station entitled parka of kim jong-il was a tribute to his old gray coat that the dear leader sported for over a decade. the narraterer tells about how the parka tells story. >> it will be remembered forever by the korean people. >> she also admits the jacket was threat bare and discolored, yes, it was, but not allowing those facts to get in the way, she continues that the jacket is a witness to history, telling forever about the great devotion of the patriot, kim jong-il. wow. better check your closet. what does your jacket say about you? the correct answer to our gps challenge question was c. brazilia was inaugurated in april of 1960. he also designed that most international of buildings, the u.n. headquarters in new york city. thanks for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. >>> hello, i'm alison kosik with a check of our top stories. going over the fiscal cliff could send the u.s. economy into verse. christine lagarde spoke with candy kroll crowley about how a needs to be hammered out. >> the best way to go forward is to have a balanced a i a
after his death, kim jong-il looms large over north korea north korea. largely because officials have worked so hard to perpetuate his image. this year aleen north korean authorities erected at least eight statues of the former leader around the country, including one that stands 75 feet tall. they inscribed his name on more than 3,000, quote/unquote, towers of eternal life at crossroads around the country and have plans to renovate the palace where his body lies in state. this is expensive. this is a breakdown of the costs. the statues cost $60 million. inscriptions, $25 million. portraits of kim jong-il, $20 million. that's more than $100 million on memorials in just a year. and it's money north korea north korea doesn't have. how is the country paying for it? well, north koreans have asked to kick in $150 each to pay for the memorials. they don't have the money. and north korea north korea is going to borrow some of it from countries like russia at rates as high as 40%. that's a lot of money for any country, especially one like north korea north korea. a u.n. report estimates two-t
a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> almost a year after his death, kim jong ill still looms over north korea. today they erected eight statues around the city. they instribed his name and started plans to renovate the palace where his body lies in state. here is the breakdown of the cost that we found. so, how is the country paying for it? north koreans don't have the money. they are going to borrow some of it at rates like 40%. that is the amount of food that would have brought enough corn to wipe out the food shortfall. the threats that missiles pose the united states. tonight the story struck a chord with us. anderson starts now. >> tonight the top five things that america is talking about. number one, peace love and ♪ [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst
may also be domestic instability. the source says that kim jong-un's rule may not be as secure as previously thought. and this kind of rocket launch could deflect any attention from that. tom? >> as you may recall, the last launch there did not go very well at all. >>> next to gaza city, where after 45 years in exile, one of the founders of hamas, khalid meshaal, made a historic return today. the pomp and circumstance surrounding his visit underscored the organization's powerful influence among palestinians. cnn's fred pleitgen was there. >> reporter: he received a triumphal welcome when he entered gaza. tens of thousands of hamas fighters lined the street wearing ski masks and combat fatigues and flashing their weapons, including ak-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. the official reason why meshaal is here after never having been in gaza before is the 25th anniversary of the founding of hamas which the united states considers to be a terrorist organization. one thing you hear on every street corner is hamas is saying they are declaring victory against israel after the armed co
patriot kim jong illinois. the answer to our challenge question was c, it was inaugust yags in 1960. near myer designed the building at the headquarters in new york city. thanks for being part of my show the week. i'll see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." >>> bob costas steps outside football to discuss gun control. it's so great that the nbc sportscaster had to hit the air waves to defend himself. >> how do you feel about the right to bear arms. >> obviously americans have a right to bear arms. i'm not looking to repeal the second amendment. >> costas has gone too far. >>> a fox contributor caught on tape saying that ales and rupert murdoch wanted him to run for president and ailes might quite the network to help him. >> he said if you're offering chairman, take it. if you're offering nels else, don't take it, resign and run for president. okay. i know you're not running for president but at some point you way management to chat with roger. >> well, rupert's after me as well. >> was ales crossing the line or was fox analysis kmt t. mcfarland just exaggerating. jake tappe
away from the anniversary of the death of kim jong-il. he died last year december 17th. so kim jong-un, his son in control, wanted to commemorate that, and also 2012 is a very crucial year for north korea. it is the send tenry of the country's founder. the one in april failed, but it was crucial because it was within this year. so north korea really wanted to get it done before the end of the year. >> paula hancocks, thank you for that. >>> 36 after the hour. a maryland health official is confirming a second person has died there in the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to the tainted steroid injections. the patient died in november and had been reportedly receiving treatment. nationwide now 590 people have been infected. 37 people have died. >>> four players involved in the new orleans saints bounty scandal have had their punishments overturned by paul tabliabue. tabliabue who investigated a second round of appeals calling the october suspensions handed down by current commissioner roger goodell selective and inconsistent. takibliabue places the bulk of e blame on the coaches in hi
. >>> almost a year after his death, kim jong ill still looms over north korea. today they erected eight statues around the city. they instribed his name and started plans to renovate the palace where his body lies in state. here is the breakdown of the cost that we found. so, how is the country paying for it? north koreans don't have the money. they are going to borrow some of it at rates like
. the achievement carries symbolism for starters it comes days before the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death, a former nasa engineer says the rocket was based on soviet technology, it took off from north korea's west coast, and traveled south near the japanese island of okinawa. debris fell into the sea as far away as the philippines. many in the u.s. and elsewhere were taken by surprise. the last time north korea tried to launch was april which ended in an embarrassing failure. to chris lawrence our pentagon correspondent, chris, the u.s. officials do they have any doubts that this is for real? >> reporter: don f they did, those doubts are quickly disappearing. i just got off the phone with a u.s. official who confirmed to me that the on object north korea put into space is still? or bit and the officials are going through final calculations to confirm whether it was indeed a satellite, as north korea claimed. regardless of that, it is confirmed that north korea did successfully go through three stages of this rocket, which is a jump in technology for them. this is the type of rocket that h
, kim jong-un, would pick a different path than his father, that he would be more moderate. i think still there's possibilities of dialogue. i'm not sure when. i think he did this for domestic reasons. the last missile launch failed. he only has one year in leadership. he wants to show his people that despite their economic problems, they have military and missile technolo technology, that they're a major power in space, militarilmilita buttress themselves with the north korean military. it was mainly a domestic shot he took, but also he said to the world, you have to deal with me. i'm a major player. >> so it's for domestic audience largely here. should the united states and should others be worried this launch could mean there's a capability to hit the western coast of the united states? is that a concern what actually was accomplished here beyond the politi politics? >> it was a violation of missile launches, number one. so there will be action by the security council. i don't think they have the capability to reach the united states right now, but obviously, their missile techno
and then suddenly on calendar, e for many, and kim jong-il got very lucky. the three latest attempts had all failed. and this one appears, appears to be a success. something is in orbit. >> we know the rocket range is something like 5,000, 6,000 kilometers. what does the distance tell you? >> well, it is technology. it is a three stage rocket. that's what is significant here. >> tells you it is advanced. >> this is 1950s scud technology they built, a lot of people thought they would never get this far with it. but they made incremental advances. so in that sense, it poses a threat. remember, while they were celebrating in the streets of pyongyang, there were probably also celebrating in the control rooms in iran because those two share their missile technology. >> what about ally, china? china -- >> that was a big surprise. >> let me quote, expressed regret, quote/unquote. regret from china? >> china has been their backer, tried to support them quietly in all these talks. but for them to come out today and say we regret that this happened -- >> north korea further isolating themselves. >> further i
are three scenarios that i potentially see. one, the new leader, kim jong-un wants to send a message domestically that he presides over a powerful military and space operation. secondly, that that space launch failed and this one will not. another reason might be the presidential elections in south korea, which are december 19th. maybe they want to influence or disrupt them. the third is the traditional north korea action to get attention. here we are. we've been out of the headlines, middle east, gaza, rockets there, we're back. and this is what we're capable of doing. those are the three potential reasons that i see. one most likely being kim jun jung-il. he wants to show his people that he governs a powerful nation that wants to show it's nation. >> he is approaching, as chris said, the first anniversary of his rule. how should the international community react when this launch takes place, assuming it's successful. >> i would say the launch will happen. obviously, it's a test of missile technology. the international community, the security council, will invoke more sanctions, the
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